Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels has installed solar panels in four of its eight resorts in Mauritius.
The hotel group is the first in the country to install solar panels, according to supplier Ecoasis, which completed the project.
Paradis Beachcomber, Trou aux Biches Beachcomber, Mauricia Beachcomber and Victoria Beachcomber have all been fitted with panels. The four sites can now produce natural and renewable energy.
Beachcomber plans to install similar panels in the remaining four resorts in “the near future”.
Beachcomber said the installation of solar panels would help achieve three aims: promote renewable energy, ease pressure on the country’s Central Electricity Board and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Geraldine Koenig, the group’s chief officer operational excellence, said: “Our goal is to eventually equip all our hotels with solar panels. We always aim to strengthen our actions that respect the environment.”
The hotel group committed to solar energy in 2008 when it installed thermal panels to provide hot water for hotel bathrooms and swimming pools.